If you happen to be in Indianapolis for the Dealer Expo 2009 powersports show you should be able to check out a trio of hybrid motorcycles on display there. The bikes, said to be developed jointly by Advanced Battery Technologies (ABAT) and Wuxi Angell Autocycle Co., Ltd are outfitted with lithium ion batteries that supply the power for electric-only operation at low speeds. A computer control switches on the gas engine at higher speeds to run the bike and charge the battery back up. The companies say the new design reduces pollution by 35 percent and increases fuel economy by 20 percent. Wuxi Angell Autocycle Co. has been producing hybrid scooters (above) that look remarkably similar to those offered in the U.S. by Veken and recently sold a majority 55 percent stake of itself to ABAT. The bikes are scheduled to begin production in April of this year and will be sold in the U.S. under the "co-brand" of Angell and ABAT USA. It's not yet known where the bikes will be sold but we hope they decide to supply some pictures of their product when they make that announcement. Full press release after the break.

[Source: Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc.]


Advanced Battery Technologies Debuts Hybrid Motorcycle At Dealer Expo 2009

NEW YORK and HARBIN, China, Feb. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ABAT) ("The Company"), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable Polymer Lithium-Ion (PLI) batteries, today announced that three hybrid motorcycles jointly developed by the Company and Wuxi Angell Autocycle Co., Ltd, will debut at the Dealer Expo 2009 from February 13 to February 16, 2009 in Indianapolis, IN.

All three models are equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack (48V rated voltage and 15 amp hour rated capacity) developed by the Company. The computerized control puts the motorcycle on pure-electric drive at low speed, and switches to the gasoline engine at high speed while recharging the batteries. The new design greatly increases total driving distance and optimizes the use of electric power to achieve 35% pollution reduction and a 20% increase in fuel efficiency, compared to comparable gasoline motorcycle engines.

Mr. Zhiguo Fu, Chairman and CEO of Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. stated, ''We are very excited to showcase the three new motorcycle models at Dealer Expo 2009. This demonstrates our continued commitment to developing products that are able to compete globally and to capture the increasing demand for green vehicles. We expect the production version of the three models to go into full-scale production in April 2009 and will be sold under the co-brand of Angell and ABAT USA."

About Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc

Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc., founded in September 2002, develops, manufactures and distributes rechargeable Polymer Lithium-Ion (PLI) batteries. The Company's products include rechargeable PLI batteries for electric automobiles, motorcycles, mine-use lamps, notebook computers, walkie-talkies and other electronic devices. ABAT's batteries combine high-energy chemistry with state-of-the-art polymer technology to overcome many of the shortcomings associated with other types of rechargeable batteries. The Company has a New York office, with its executive offices and manufacturing facilities in China. For more information about Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (ABAT), please visit: http://www.abat.com.cn.

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